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49 Firms Removed From €5 Million Warrant Of Seizure Linked To Murder Suspect Yorgen Fenech

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A total of 49 companies associated with prime murder suspect Yorgen Fenech have been excluded from a warrant of seizure issued by the court in connection with a claim for compensation filed by the family of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The €5 million warrant of seizure was issued in court last month on behalf of the Caruana Galizia family, who is seeking compensation from Fenech, as well as suspected middleman Melvin Theuma and suspected hitmen Alfred and George Degiorgio and Vince Muscat, for the murder of the journalist in October 2017.

Companies impacted include ElectroGas, the company which runs the Delimara power station, and GEM Holdings, a consortium of Maltese businessmen (including Fenech) which owns a stake in ElectroGas.

As part of their case, they filed a warrant of prohibitory injunction to stop the MFSA registering share transfers by Yorgen Fenech.

However, they also filed a counter-order to exclude from the order a list of 49 companies in which Fenech isn’t listed as an “involved party”.

The court, presided by Justice Grazio Mercieca, upheld this request.

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